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Racial justice is long overdue

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 17 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3041
  1. Vivienne Lyfar-Cissé, transitional lead1,
  2. Vijay Kumar, national general practitioner lead1
  1. 1NHS BME Network, PO Box 5205, Hove BN52 9JW, UK
  1. vj.lyfar{at}

We are very worried about the results of Humphrey and colleagues’ research paper.1 It is well known that black and minority ethnic (BME) doctors and those who have qualified overseas have a higher referral rate to the General Medical Council, have higher impact judgments, and are subjected to racial discrimination in the NHS. …

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